The Salomon Relays are nice bindings riding wise. The biggest problem with Salomon is that their buckles are not designed to last. I have a pair of last years Relays and the buckles are shite. Constantly locking up and being a general pain in the arse to get out of. Salomon doesn't seem to like to take input from the everyday user, just their pros. Who are replacing their bindings after a month of two of use, vs a season. That reason alone has me shying away from buying their bindings. Rome and Union both have quality buckles that operate butter smooth.